A stay-at-home dad for 15 years reflects on his journey and what has ultimately made him happy in life.
“Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.” Time, by Pink Floyd
This was my high school yearbook quote. I have always loved this quote. But as I read this song line now at this point in my life I realize that if you wait for someone or something to show you the way, you may be surprised that you never find your way.
I was never one to really dream big. I was very content with the way my life was running. I didn’t realize that I wanted more out of life or that more was possible. I thought that someone or something was going to show me the way. That never happened.
I have come to a point in my life where I know what is important to me and what are the things that make me truly happy. It took a couple of big losses to make me take a step back and do some true self-evaluation. My evaluation showed me that I was not a very positive or happy person. So I decided to change that.
I do things now that make me happy and bring me joy. I think positive. I have become a better person because of this transformation. I feel that my children are happier when I am happier. It benefits everyone around you when you are happy. The law of attraction. Happy attracts happy! Positive attracts positive!
I am no longer waiting to find my way. That is a waste of time. I have shown myself the way and I like where I am headed.
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